11 November 2014

Iran’s Khamenei: No Cure for Israel but Annihilation

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter to call for the destruction of Israel. He first started with a string of vitriolic anti-Israel tweets that called for the annihilation of  Israel and then outlined his plan to exterminate the Jewish State.

European and American governments are appeasing Iran while it is moving closer to creating nuclear weapons with which to carry out its plans to wipe Israel off the map.

To raise the consciousness of the vicious genocidal intentions of Iran, I offer my artistic services to the appeasers who shed crocodile tears as they built Holocaust memorials for the 6,000,000 Jews whose blood drenches European soil. I propose creating Future Holocaust Memorials in advance of Iran's planned nuclear Holocaust to exterminate the 6,000,000 Jews living in Israel.

12 February 2014

Iranian Nuclear Weapons Aimed at USA and Israel

Iran's armed forces chief of staff General Hassan Firouzabadi has warned the Islamic republic's arch-foes that Iran is prepared for a "decisive battle" with America and the Zionist regime.  Iran will destroy Israel and make the United States will go up in flames.

15 January 2014

Appeasement: Munich 1938 / Geneva 2014


21 November 2013

Monuments to Commemorate Iran's Annihilation fo Israel

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in his speech to tens of thousands of Basij militiamen in Tehran "Israel is doomed to failure and will be annihilated.  It is the rabid dog of the region that cannot continue to exist."  The militiamen responded in a loud roar, "Death to America!  Death to Israel!"  Khamenei added that Iran will never back down from its right to develop their nuclear capabilities.


Like Chamberlain's "Peace in our Times" meeting with Hitler that was the green light to exterminate the Jews of Europe, 
the P5+1 world leaders are once again inviting a second  Holocaust acquiescing to Iran's aim to incinerate the six million Jews in Israel.

Europe and America did nothing to prevent the Holocaust and then built numerous monuments to commemorate it.  Once again, they are caving in to Iran's charm offensive as a prelude to its nuclear weapons aimed at Tel Aviv.

I propose designing 21st century monuments worldwide commemorating Holocaust #2 in advance.

    

02 August 2013

Let's Build a Future Holocaust Memorial in Teheran


NEW IRANIAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL WHILE THOUSANDS MARCH CHANTING “DEATH TO ISRAEL” 
The newly elected Iran president Hasan Rouhani calls for the destruction of Israeli as Iran races ahead to build an atomic bomb to carry out its threat.

Rouhani called Israel an "old wound" that should be eliminated, while tens of thousands took to the streets in anti-Israeli rallies across Iran, chanting "Down with America" and "Death to Israel." Protesters burned American and Israeli flags.
"The Zionist regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years and the wound should be removed," so-called “moderate” Rouhani ranted.

Outgoing President Ahmadinejad - who was known for vitriolic anti-Israeli rhetoric while in office, including calls that Israel be wiped off the map - spoke to the crowds after Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in his last public speech before his term ends.
"You Zionists planted a wind but you will harvest a storm," said Ahmadinejad. "A destructive storm is on the way and it will destroy Zionism."

18 June 2013

Iran's Fanatic-in-Disguise

President Hassan Rohani in front of picture of Iran's Supreme Leader

Don't Be Fooled!

The new president of Iran, the soft-spoken mullah Hassan Rohani, is a fanatic-in-disguise.  Western leaders and media are being fooled by his smile.  He is more dangerous to the Western world than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who looks the part of a fanatic with his villainous face and hostile ranting.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls the shots.  He is hoodwinking the West by using his presentable front-man Rohani to lessen international pressure while Iran rushes forward to develop nuclear weapons to wipe Israel off the map. 
Rohani has served for years as Khamenei’s personal representative on Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.  He was chief nuclear negotiator tasked with maintaining aimless talks with the West as a cover for Iran’s scientists racing toward creating an atomic bomb.

In ABC News interviews, Rohani revealed his anti-Semitism by blaming American Jews for the US president’s including Iran in the “axis of evil” and by showing  his admiration for Hamas when a suicide bomber murdered 30 Israelis celebrating Passover in a Netanya hotel.  Today, he continues of expresses strong support for the Bashar Assad who continues to slaughter tens of thousands of Syrians. 

In his suicide note, Rohani’s eldest son wrote to his father: "I hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts and your hypocrisy."

Ahmadinejad is perfectly typecast as the treacherous fanatic that he is.  Rohani is a fanatic-in-diguise.  He is a con man who gains trust by wearing a mask of respectability as he plots his evil actions.   Don’t be fooled!     

29 May 2013

Flags of UN and Iran Merged

Has wiping Israel off the map now become
official UN policy?  The flags of UN and Iran
merged appears on the Iranian government
news site with its press release below:

Iran's New Envoy Submits Credentials
to Chief of UN Office in Geneva
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)
Iran's new representative to the UN Headquarters
in Geneva, Switzerland, Mohesen Naziri 
submitted his credentials to the director-general
of the UN.

    

Naziri was appointed President
of the 2013 Disarmament Conference.

Iran heading world disarmament
is like putting Jack the Ripper
in charge of a women’s shelter.     

12 May 2013

Nuke Israel this Morning

Why not double the size of this Holocaust Memorial in the Netherlands where my wife's entire family was murdered with the aid of their Dutch neighbors 

The following countries cried crocodile tears by erecting Holocaust Memorials while offering support to those who aim to carry out a second Holocaust.  They did not vote against the UN resolution aimed at establishing a genocidal State of Palestine that hopes to incinerate the six million Jews in Israel today:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Uruguay. 

Only Canada, Czech Republic, and United States voted against.
To the leaders of these 22 countries: Hire the artist Mel Alexenberg to create Future HolocaustMemorials in advance of a second Holocaust.  An alternative option is to upgrade their current Holocaust Memorials for 12 million Jews instead of only 6 million.

The majority of Palestinian Arabs in both the West Bank and Gaza elected Hamas whose charter reads:  “Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims…. Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him…. I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill.”
Jibril Rajoub, senior official of the so-called "moderate" Palestinian Authority said, “Listen. We as yet don't have a nuke, but I swear that if we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning."

PA Official: If We Could, We’d Nuke Israel

Senior PA official says if PA had a nuclear weapon, ‘we’d have used it this very morning.’

Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary General of Fatah's Central Committee proposes exterminating Israel
 
"If the Palestinian Authority had advanced weapons, it would destroy Israel rather than negotiating," senior PA official Jibril Rajoub said recently, speaking to Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV.

The TV host asked Rajoub if the PA intends to return to “the negotiations game.” Rajoub said negotiations would be considered only if the PA's preconditions are met, and added, “Listen. We as yet don't have a nuke, but I swear that if we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning."

PA and Iran see eye to eye.  Both seek to wipe Israel off the map while USA and EU push for dangerous negotiations with the PA and useless sanctions against Iran. 

Hire the artist Mel Alexenberg to create Future Holocaust Memorials in advance of the extermination of another 6,000,000 Jews.   

25 September 2012

Obama, Follow in the Footsteps of Jefferson and Adams!


It is written in the Koran that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet are sinners, whom it is the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every Muslim who is slain in this warfare is sure to go to Paradise.  
Tripoli’s envoy, Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, message to Jefferson and Adams


The above quote dates back to 1785. Nothing has changed since these supremacist sentiments were sounded to American emissaries Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were dispatched to London in an attempt to reason with the proto-al-Qaida leaders of their day.

Suffice it to say that the negotiations led nowhere. What the two future American presidents – both Founding Fathers with the impeccable credentials of enlightened political philosophers – would hear was that Muslims are above accommodating themselves to lowly infidels and that the infidels had better admit their inferiority and pay the obligatory penalty for being inferior.

In time, this standoff would escalate to what became known as the First Barbary War. It marked the first occasion ever that America employed military force overseas as an independent republic. The military reputation of the newly autonomous upstart from across the Atlantic was beginning to be established. America’s ability to strike far from home was tested for the first time. It was also the first time a united American force was deployed as distinct from a collection of local militias.

This chapter in American annals was seminal enough to be immortalized in the official hymn of the American Marine Corps via the phrase “to the shores of Tripoli."
 
From "To the shores of Tripoli" by Sarah Honig, Jerusalem Post, 21 Sept. 2012

President Obama,
follow in the footsteps of two illustrious former presidents who had guts to confront Islamist militancy with force and win.    

30 August 2012

Evian 1938/Teheran 2012: Green Light for Genocide

Seventy years ago, six million of my people were exterminated in an act of genocide. The world pledged 'never again'; it passed treaties against genocide; it formed the United Nations; it made a commitment that his thing will never be repeated. Today, over 120 countries are in Tehran, saluting a regime that not only denies the Holocaust but pledges to annihilate the Jewish state. Many in the international community appear to have learned nothing. This is a disgrace and a stain on humanity.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, 29 August 2012.



Teheran NAM Conference, August 2012 – In the Iranian capital, delegates from 120 countries joined the UN Secretary General in a meeting honoring a genocidal regime building nuclear weapons and the rocketry to delivery them. Their silence was deafening as Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called for the obliteration of Israel, an illegitimate state of "bloodthirsty Zionist wolves." They set the stage for a second Holocaust. At the NAM Conference, Ahmadinejad was given the green light to destroy the Jewish State.

Evian Conference, July 1938 - In a charming town on the French side of Lake Geneva, delegates from 32 countries participated in a conference that set the stage for the Holocaust. They all closed their countries’ doors to Jews and passed no resolution condemning the Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany. At the Evian Conference, Hitler was given a green light to destroy European Jewry.

At Evian, the Nazis were granted a license to murder these children rounded up for deportation to the Chelmno death camp
International License for Mass Murder
The nations that did nothing to prevent the murder of 6,000,000 Jews in Europe or collaborated with the Nazis have built memorials to honor those dead Jews. They are once again doing nothing to prevent a Second Holocaust. As a wake up call, artist Mel Alexenberg proposes designing in advance Holocaust memorials for the 6,000,000 Israeli Jews incinerated by an Iranian nuclear bomb that nobody is seriously trying to stop.

Menacing Annihilationist Threats

What's alarming is not just Iran's increasing store of uranium or the growing sophistication of its rocketry.  It's also the increasingly menacing annihilationist threats emanating from Iran's leaders.  Israel's existence is "an insult to humanity," says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. "Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive for the annihilation of the Zionist regime." Explains the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Israel is "a true cancer tumor on this region that should be cut off." 
Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post

Artist Mel Alexenberg proposes doubling the number of stones in this Berlin Holocaust Memorial for the six million Jews of Israel that Iran aims to exterminate.  With this memorial, Germany, Iran's major European trading partner today, commemorated their having murdered the first six million Jews.

06 February 2012

Stop Iran Now!

Iranian street sign

Ahmadinejad's website quotes him as saying that Israel "will be wiped off the map." Dariush Rezaiinejad, chief commander of Iran's Basij militia, has stated clearly: "We have no option but to have the Zionist regime wiped off the map."    

09 December 2011

Progress Towards Holocaust 2

NEVER AGAIN? A WAKE UP CALL BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!

As Iran rushes ahead to develop an atomic bomb and rockets to deliver it, the reaction of the so-called "civilized" world is too late and too little to stop Iran's genocidal aims.  These same "civilized" countries that turned their backs or aided in the industrialized murder of six million Jews in Europe, have the chutzpah to build Holocaust Memorials. 
Six years ago, I began this blog to offer my services as an artist to upgrade existing memorials or create new ones for the next six million Jews that Iran plans to incinerate as they wipe Israel off the map.     

26 August 2011

Ahmadinejad: No place for Israel in region

Teheran, 26 August 2011. Speaking after al-Quds day Friday prayers Iranian President says Palestinian state only first step in liberation, no room for Israel in region after formation of a Palestinian state.

"Recognizing the Palestinian state is not the last goal. It is only one step forward towards liberating the whole of Palestine. The Zionist regime is a center of microbes, a cancer cell and if it exists in one iota of Palestine it will mobilize again and hurt everyone."

12 February 2010

Finish Off Israel Once and For All


Teheran, 11 February 2010. At a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Iranian President Ahmadinejad repeated his threat to wipe Israel off the map by his ranting "There is no logic to the Iranian nuclear program if it is not a military purpose" while telling Syrian President Assad that "Israel must be finished off once and for all."

24 April 2009

Stop Ahmadinejad from Murdering My Family!

Stop Ahmadinejad from murdering five generations of my family!

Stop Ahmadinejad from murdering my great-grandson, my grandchildren, my children, and my wife and me!

Stop Ahmadinejad from murdering my mother-in-law Anna Benjamin!

But Ahmadinejad can not murder Anna Benjamin’s parents.

They were murdered in Auschwitz by his Nazi predecessor. Hitler’s threats to exterminate the
Jews were dismissed as the ranting of a madman.

No one stopped him until it was too late.

STOP AHMADINEJAD NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

21 April 2009

Art to Thwart Genocide

Upgrade Berlin Holocaust Memorial for victims of Holocaust 2


Webart: Global Reach in a Networked Planet
Artists in the past have confronted evil through their paintings, drawings, and prints, from the etchings of Goya recording the horrors of Napoleon’s invasion, George Grosz’s drawings of the catastrophe of World War I – the disabled, crippled, and mutilated – and his caricatures ridiculing Hitler and his Nazi henchmen, to Picasso’s Guernica crying out against the bombing practice by Hitler’s burgeoning war machine killing hundreds in a little Basque village in northern Spain.

Today, the global reach of a networked planet gives artists unprecedented power to express their moral outrage as a worldwide call to action to confront hatred, bigotry, racism, terrorism, genocide, and cults of death and destruction. This webart blog attempts to reach out across our planet screaming, "Never Again!"

Just as the world’s acquiescence to Hitler’s raining bombs on the village of Guernica gave him the license to proceed with preparing for WW II and exterminating the Jews of Europe on his way to global conquest, the world’s indifference to the thousands of rockets launched against Israel by Iran’s proxy armies, Hamas and Hizbullah, are empowering Ahmedinejad to incinerate the Jews of Israel as a prelude to his global jihad.

Designing Memorials for the Second Holocaust
The nations that did nothing to prevent the murder of 6,000,000 Jews in Europe or collaborated with the Nazis have built memorials to honor those dead Jews. They are once again doing nothing to prevent a Second Holocaust.  As a wake up call, I proposes designing in advance Holocaust memorials for the 6,000,000 Israeli Jews incinerated by an Iranian nuclear bomb that nobody tried to stop.

Upgrade Memorials for Holocausts 1 and 2
The Berlin monument to the six million Jews exterminated by the Nazis is a sprawling field of 2,700 stone slabs. I proposes doubling its size by adding 2,700 more stone slabs as a future memorial to the six million Jews of Israel incinerated by an Iranian nuclear bomb. 5,400 stone slabs for twelve million Jews murdered by the world’s indifference.

Evian 1938 / Geneva 2009
Evian Conference, July 1938 - In a charming town on the French side of Lake Geneva, delegates from thirty-two countries participated in a conference that set the stage for the Holocaust. They all closed their countries’ doors to Jews and passed no resolution condemning the Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany. Hitler was given a green light to destroy European Jewry.

Geneva Conference (Durban II), April 2009 - On Hitler's birthday in a beautiful city on the Swiss side of Lake Geneva, delegates from nations from around the world applauded a speech in which Iranian President Ahmadinejad called for the destruction of Israel. No resolution was passed condemning his incitement to genocide and his proposal for Holocaust II. Ahmandinajad was given a green light to develop nuclear weapons to wipe Israel off the map.

23 September 2008

He dreams of being an agent in a 'Final Solution' - the elimination of the Jewish people!

“Ahmadinejad may choose his words carefully, but underneath all of the rhetoric is an agenda that threatens all who seek a safer and freer world. We gather here today to highlight the Iranian dictator's intentions and to call for action to thwart him. He must be stopped.

The world must awake to the threat this man poses to all of us.

Ahmadinejad denies that the Holocaust ever took place. He dreams of being an agent in a 'Final Solution' - the elimination of the Jewish people. He has called Israel a 'stinking corpse' that is 'on its way to annihilation.' Such talk cannot be dismissed as the ravings of a madman - not when Iran just this summer tested long-range Shahab-3 missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv, not when the Iranian nuclear program is nearing completion, and not when Iran sponsors terrorists that threaten and kill innocent people around the world.

President Ahmadinejad should be held accountable for inciting genocide, a crime under international law…. Never again will we risk another Holocaust.

Governor Sarah Palin, Candidate for Vice-President of the United States, on Ahmadinejad’s visit to the UN, September 2008

06 September 2008

Jihad for the Sake of Allah

KILL JEWS! KILL JEWS! KILL JEWS!

"Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims…. Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him….

We must spread the spirit of Jihad among the [Islamic] Umma introducing fundamental changes in educational curricula: 'I swear by that who holds in His Hands the Soul of Muhammad! I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill'."
(From the offcial charter of Hamas, Iran's proxy at Israel's doorstep)

30 April 2008

Iran can't be allowed to repeat Auschwitz

"70 years after Auschwitz, we cannot allow someone who wants to wipe Israel off the map to obtain the tools to get away with it,"
When this man and his henchmen say they want to exterminate the Jews, believe them!
"Israel is doomed to be wiped off the map in a war of destiny."

"Israel no longer has reason to exist and will soon disappear."

"Israel is a disgraceful stain on the Islamic world and a rotten dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm."
When Hitler and his henchmen said they want to exterminate the Jews, people didn't believe them."The Jews are the enemy with whom no armistice or peace can be made."

"We must annihilate the Jews wherever we find them and wherever it is possible."

"The victory will be only entirely and finally achieved when the whole world is free of Jews."

23 January 2008

Never Again?

"How do we ensure that 'never again' isn't an empty slogan, or merely an aspiration, but also a call to action? I believe we start by bearing witness, by fighting the silence that is evil's greatest co-conspirator."
US President Barak Obama at the 2009 Holocaust memorial ceremony in the Capital Rotunda.

Three years have past since I created this artwork. Unfortunately, the world continues to do little to stop Iran’s plans to execute a second Holocaust.

Do not remain silent! Disseminate this work of webart widely so that it reaches out across our networked planet screaming, “Never Again!”

TEHRAN, 28 Sept. 2008 (Der Spiegel). A senior German diplomat attended a military parade in Iran despite the European Union's decision to boycott the event. The keynote speaker at the event was Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the parade featured a sign saying “Israel Should be Erased From the World.”

TEHRAN, 20 Feb. 2008 (AFP). President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel a "dirty microbe" and "savage animal" as Iran stepped up its rhetoric against the Jewish state.

TEHRAN, 18 Feb. 2008 (AFP). Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Monday predicted that Israel would be destroyed by the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah in the "near future", the Fars news agency reported. "In the near future, we will witness the destruction of Israel, this cancerous microbe Israel, at the able hands of the soldiers of the community of Hezbollah," the head of the Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said.

09 January 2007

Stop Ahmadinejad from killing Eliad!

Stop Ahmadinejad from murdering my great-grandson Eliad and his parents Inbal and Moshe

Stop Ahmadinejad from incinerating my entire family in Israel with nuclear weapons like Hitler did in the ovens of Auschwitz to my wife's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Stop Ahmadinejad from murdering my grandchildren Or, Yahel, Shirel, Maytav, Tagel, and Razel in Yeroham

Stop Ahmadinejad from murdering my grandchildren Inbal, Rachelle, Yishai, and Elianne in Petah Tikva and Renana in Tel Aviv

Stop Ahmadinejad from murdering my children and their spouses

Stop Ahmadinejad from mudering my wife Miriam and me.

Stop Ahmadinejad from realizing his plan to wipe Israel off the map as a prelude to global jihad. Inspired by 9/11, he also plans to murder Ari, Julie, Elan, and Tali, my children and grandchildren in USA.
STOP AHMADINEJAD NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

17 December 2006

"Wipe Israel off the Map!"

Ahmadinejad: Heir to The Mufti and The Fuhrer

The Mufti and The Fuhrer

Haj Amin al-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and President of the Supreme Muslim Council, spent WW II in Berlin with The Fuhrer planning the extermination of the Jews of both Europe and the Land of Israel.

At the Nuremberg Trials, Eichmann's deputy Dieter Wisliceny (subsequently executed as a war criminal) testified:
"The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and adviser of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan. ... He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz."

Only the European half of the Mufti's plan was executed and commemorated with Holocaust memorials. Ahmadinejad, al-Husseini's heir, plans to execute the second half by incinerating the Jews of Israel.

Flag of Nazi Muslims under the Mufti's Command

The flag of the Division of Nazi Muslims headed by al-Husseini, Hitler's largest SS division whose mission was genocide, couples the sword of militant Islam and the Nazi swastika. They can be symbols for a future Holocaust memorial that artist Mel Alexenberg proposes designing in advance of the second half of the Mufti-Fuhrer plan being executed by Ahmadinejad's nuclear bomb.

07 December 2006

Memorial for Holocausts 1 and 2

This monument to the six million Jews exterminated by the Nazis is a sprawling field of 2,700 stone slabs in Berlin. The artist Mel Alexenberg proposes doubling its size by adding 2,700 more stone slabs as a future memorial to the six million Jews of Israel incinerated by an Iranian nuclear bomb. 5,400 stone slabs for twelve million Jews murdered by the world’s indifference.

06 December 2006

Holocaust 1: Never Again?

When this man and his henchmen said they want to exterminate the Jews, people didn't believe them.

"The Jews are the enemy with whom no armistice or peace can be made."

"We must annihilate the Jews wherever we find them and wherever it is possible."

"The victory will be only entirely and finally achieved when the whole world is free of Jews."

05 December 2006

Holocaust 2: Again

When this man and his henchmen say they want to exterminate the Jews, believe them!

"Israel is doomed to be wiped off the map in a war of destiny."

"Israel no longer has reason to exist and will soon disappear."

"Israel is a disgraceful stain on the Islamic world and a rotten dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm."

One of the most venerable and widely ratified instruments of international law officially titled “The Convention to Prevent and Punish the Crime of Genocide” states that “public incitement to commit genocide” is a crime. Ahmadinejad’s unabashed incitement cannot be considered only a madman ranting when Iran already has long-range missiles capable of reaching Israel and is racing to build nuclear weapons.

Iranian missile aimed at Israel waiting for nuclear warhead.

Will British actions back the words of its Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett?
"I find it unthinkable that a man who questions the existence of the Holocaust should ever possess the weapons to repeat it. "

22 November 2006

Webart Blog

Webart: Global Reach in a Networked Planet
Artists in the past have confronted evil through their paintings, drawings, and prints, from the etchings of Goya recording the horrors of Napoleon’s invasion, George Grosz’s drawings of the catastrophe of World War I – the disabled, crippled, and mutilated – and his caricatures ridiculing Hitler and his Nazi henchmen, to Picasso’s Guernica crying out against the bombing practice by Hitler’s burgeoning war machine killing hundreds in a little Basque village in northern Spain.


Today, the global reach of a networked planet gives artists unprecedented power to express their moral outrage as a worldwide call to action to confront hatred, bigotry, racism, terrorism, genocide, and cults of death and destruction. Alexenberg's webart reaches out across our planet screaming, "Never Again!"


Just as the world’s acquiescence to Hitler’s raining bombs on the village of Guernica gave him the license to proceed with preparing for WW II and exterminating the Jews of Europe on his way to global conquest, the world’s indifference to the thousands of rockets launched against Israel by Iran’s proxy armies, Hamas and Hizbullah, are empowering Ahmedinejad to incinerate the Jews of Israel as a prelude to his global jihad. Hamas, elected by Israel's Arab neighbors to head the Palestinian Authority, clearly states its aims in its Charter:

"Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah's promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him…. Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims…. In order to face the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews, we have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad… We must spread the spirit of Jihad among the [Islamic] Umma introducing fundamental changes in educational curricula: 'I swear by that who holds in His Hands the Soul of Muhammad! I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill'."

Designing Memorials for the Second Holocaust
The nations that did nothing to prevent the murder of 6,000,000 Jews in Europe or collaborated with the Nazis have built memorials to honor those dead Jews. They are once again doing nothing to prevent a Second Holocaust.


As a wake up call, artist Mel Alexenberg proposes designing in advance Holocaust memorials for the 6,000,000 Israeli Jews incinerated by an Iranian nuclear bomb that nobody tried to stop.


No One Cares if Israel is Wiped off the Map
Former Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu explained in his recent talk in Los Angeles:

“It’s 1938, and Iran is Germany, and it’s racing to arm itself with nuclear weapons. Same tendencies: to slander and vilify its victim in preparation for the slaughter. Ahmadinejad takes his cue from Hitler, and no one cares. Every week he talks about erasing Israel from the map, and no one says anything.”

Alexenberg also proposes redesigning, embellishing, and enlarging existing memorials to pay tribute in a single artwork to all the 12,000,000 Jews who will have been exterminated.



Memorial for Arabs Incinerated by Iran
Militant Islamist hatred for the Jews is so intense that they are willing to incinerate the millions of Arab men, women, and children living among the Jews in the Land of Israel.


Alexenberg offers to collaborate with an Arab artist in creating a memorial in advance for this collateral damage from Iran's nuclear bomb.


Islamic Leader's Warning

European Islamic leader Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi who holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Sciences by decree of the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warns: "Many of those politicians who repeat days and nights 'we will never permit a new Holocaust to happen' are doing virtually nothing to stop Ahmadinejad and the danger he represents. We need to remember that plans for a Holocaust are unfortunately not limited to the past."



See the Writing on the Wall
Yosef (Tommy) Lapid, a Holocaust survivor, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, and former Minister of Justice of Israel, warns that the dangerous chain of events unfolding today is Iran’s systematic plan to gain world acceptance for its nuclear destruction of Israel.

“The call by the Iranian president to wipe Israel off the map of the Middle East is unparalleled anywhere else in world politics. One would have to be blind not to see the writing on the wall.

Not only the nations of the world, but Jews too once dismissed Hitler as a madman whom no one need take seriously. It would be a tragic mistake to give in to that illusion once again.”
The Jerusalem Post (14 Dec. 2006)

Alexenberg's "Future Holocaust Memorials" proposal aims to open the eyes of the blind to see the writing on the wall.


First the Jews and then You
Alexenberg’s “Future Holocaust Memorials” proposal is an artist’s attempt to wake the world up to the realization that the dangers that face Israel are dangers faced by the entire free world.

The world’s indifference to Hitler’s murderous attacks on Jews encouraged him to attack all of Europe and America. Iran’s nuclear ambitions and aggression goes beyond incinerating Israel. It is a program of global conquest in the service of a mad ideology.

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates admitted at his Senate hearing that Iran is producing many nuclear bombs. Since Iran does not need many bombs to destroy tiny Israel, where are the others aimed? Senior military sources in US have issued warnings that the day that Iran attacks Israel with a nuclear bomb, it plans to simultaneously drop nuclear bombs on Washington, New York, London, Paris, and other American and European cities. Nobody seems to be listening to their warnings.


Alexenberg's Letter to Ahmadinejad:
Islamic Art Teaches that Israel is Allah's Will

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:
Your aim to wipe Israel off the map defies the values of Islam expressed in the Holy Koran and through Islamic art.

In Islamic art, a uniform geometric pattern is purposely disrupted by the introduction of a counter-pattern to demonstrate that human creation is less than perfect. Based upon the belief that only Allah creates perfection, rug weavers from Islamic lands intentionally weave a small patch of dissimilar pattern to break the symmetry of their rugs. The Islamic artisan does not want to be perceived as competing with the perfection of Allah.

Perhaps you see a continuous pattern like a beautiful Islamic rug running from Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean to the eastern borders of Iran.

Shift your perception to see Israel, not as a blemish on the great Islamic rug, but as a small counter-pattern needed to realize Islamic values.

The ingathering of the Jewish People into its historic homeland in the midst of the Islamic world is the fulfillment of Mohammed’s prophecy in the Koran (Sura 17:104): “And we said to the Children of Israel, ‘scatter and live all over the world…and when the end of the world is near we will gather you again into the Promised Land.”

Switch your viewpoint to recognize the sovereign right of the Jews over the Land of Israel as the will of Allah as expressed in the Koran (Sura 5:20-21): “Remember when Moses said to his people: ‘O my people, call in remembrance the favor of God unto you, when he produced prophets among you, made you kings, and gave to you what He had not given to any other among the people. O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has assigned unto you.’”

As a devout Muslim, you should recognize the State of Israel as a blessing expressing Allah’s will.

Professor Mel Alexenberg,
melalexenberg@yahoo.com

A Second Letter to Iranian President Ahmadinejad:

In my first letter to you, I proposed that you see the Jewish state in the midst of the Islamic realm from the borders of India to Morocco as Allah’s will. To seek to destroy a distinct people with a different language, religion, and culture, rather than honoring them, defies the Islamic value that a counter-pattern be created to avoid a perfect overall pattern that only Allah can create.

Take heed from the last attempt by an Iranian president to exterminate the Jewish people 2,500 years ago for the same reason – intolerance of a different worldview.

In the biblical Book of Esther, we learn that the Iranian president Haman tells Iranian supreme leader King Ahasuerus that he should not tolerate a distinct people with different beliefs [the Jews] in his Persian kingdom extending from India to Ethiopia. He proposes that they all be murdered. The king accepts Haman’s proposal and orders his scribes to write a royal edit “to destroy, to slay, and to annihilate all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day.”

When Iranian president Haman’s plot is exposed, his evil plan is thwarted and he and his sons are hanged on the very gallows that he had prepared to murder Jews.

Avoid bringing upon yourself the same fate that befell Haman as well as Saddam and his sons.

Professor Mel Alexenberg

Alexenberg's Letter to the Iranian People:
Save your great nation from the folly of your mad leaders. Elect new leaders who will restore centuries of peaceful relationships between the Iranian and Jewish peoples. Stop Ahmadinejad from carrying out his genocidal threats to launch missiles with nuclear warheads to destroy Israel, an insane act that will be met with a response that will transform all Iran into a radioactive wasteland.

Listen to the wise words of your fellow Iranian, Dr. Dariush Ahmadi: "The present Iranian government and leadership are not the true representatatives of the Iranian people. The fanatics now in power strive to divert attentions from the crimes and tragedies taking place in Iran by disputing the Holocaust, one of the most ghastly events in the history of mankind. And this, in a country where, 25 centuries ago, Cyrus the Great liberated the Jews from the yoke of Babylon, for which act he is praised in their Holy Book!"

Join thousands of Iranians who are visiting the Yad Vashem website in your Farsi language (click on the link on the right side bar). One of the many postings of your countrymen on this site is one by Ahmad: "Your site uses very simple and unbiased language to describe a very disturbing and horrific chapter of human history, and I am sure everyone who visits it will come away with the firm belief that we must all work hard, shoulder to shoulder to stop the same from happening to our children and future generations."

Mel Alexenberg, Petach Tikvah (Gateway to Hope) Israel



Internet as a Powerful Art Medium
Kenneth Treister, artist/architect of the acclaimed Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach reponded to seeing this work of webart:

"Dear Mel: I do not remember being struck so sharply, like a thunder strike, by a work of art, in any form. It is so powerful. In a simple way, you tell a message that is both urgent and so sad. Reality is staring us in our face and we are blind. Perhaps your genius can make a difference. I never thought that contemporary art could speak clearly of important things. Your work has changed that perception."

From Art in Cyberspace to Action in Real Space
This website www.futureholocaustmemorials.org is a work of art in itself. It is both a prioric and dialogic artwork in terms of semiotic theory. This prioric art proposal in cyberspace is like a script in theater and a score in music. It is a plan to be enacted. It is also dialogic art that gains its significance through global dialogue, collaboration, and interaction in a dynamic expression of moral courage. This website is an invitation for dialogue based upon a proposal for creating future Holocaust memorials and upgrading old ones. It is an artwork in cyberspace designed to raise consciousness and effect action in real space.

Prioric Art: Proposing
Artists create prioric art as proposals for artworks that can be plans for public art installations, scores for performance art, and proposals, scores, and plans for political, social, or ecological action. In all these cases, the prioric art can be presented as an artwork in itself even if it is never realized.

The prioric form is more common in art forms other than the visual arts. It can take the form of scores in music and dance, scripts in theater and film, or architectural plans. Musicians perform music created by composers, dancers move to choreographers’ notations, actors enact a script written by playwrights, and building contractors convert architectural drawings into buildings. Contemporary visual artists act more like composers, choreographers, playwrights, and architects in creating prioric art.

Dialogic Art: Interacting
Dialogic art comes into being through dialogue. It exists as the interrelationship between people, and between people and their environments – natural, man-made, and electronic. Rather than the Hellenistic concept of art as imitating nature by creating images and objects, the Hebraic concept of art is engaging in dialogue to create spiritual significance in our everyday lives through acts of compassion, the courage to confront evil, and making the world a better place.

This discussion of how art creates significance is from Mel Alexenberg's book The Future of Art in a Digital Age (Intellect Books, 2006). Otto Piene, Professor Emeritus and Director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, comments on Alexenberg's book:

"Mel Alexenberg, a very sophisticated artist and scholar of much experience in the complex playing field of art-science-technology, addresses the rarely asked question: How does the 'media magic' communicate content?"

Content Summary: A Tryst with Destiny
Veteran diplomat Yehuda Avner wrote this powerful call to action in
The Jerusalem Post (8 Dec. 2006)

Politically and diplomatically we are very much back in the 1930's as we watch a focused, defiant and fanatic militaristic Teheranian dictator, fired by a nihilistic ideology, facing down the mumbling, shuffling and procrastinating appeasers of the European Union and the United Nations. Just as the enlightened world did not take the Nazis seriously then, enlightened Europe is largely not taking the Islamists seriously now....

In this light, given the enormity of the out-and-out horror the Iranian regime is concocting for us in its demented religious self-intoxification, driven by a theology celebrating a cult of death and a will to vaporize us and conquer the world, our public response seems to me to be asinine. Here stands a Nazified Teheran threatening the Jewish state with nuclear annihilation and the best we can do is to mouth protests as we try to rally a complacent family of nations to our side.

Where is the sense of irrepressible outrage, the uncontainable fury emanating from the deepest depths of a people's soul, bled white not once, not twice, but century after century, and threatened now, with obliteration by an insane foe?

This nuclear season of discontent will not pass until there is an international grasp that we, the Jewish state, are not merely blowing off steam, that all free nations lie in the path of the gathering tempest blowing from Teheran, and that there can be neither rest nor tranquility for anyone anywhere in the world until this tempest is quelled.

Desperate Desire to Destroy Israel
Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman explains Iran’s desperate desire to destroy Israel
The New York Times (20 Dec. 2006)

The most underestimated emotion in Arab politics is humiliation. The Israeli-Arab conflict, for instance, is not just about borders. Israel’s mere existence is a daily humiliation to Muslims, who can’t understand how, if they have the superior religion, Israel can be so powerful.

Al Jezeera’s editor, Ahmad Sheikh, said it best when he recently told the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche: "It gnaws at the people in the Middle East that such a small country as Israel, with only seven million inhabitants, can defeat the Arab nation with its 350 million. That hurts our collective ego. The Palestinian problem is in the genes of every Arab. The West’s problem is that it does not understand this."

The only way for Arab humiliation to be eliminated is for Israel to be eliminated. Ahmadinejad knows that he will become the great hero of the whole Islamic world when he wipes Israel off the map.

The Second Holocaust Will Not Be Like the First

To read the entire article by historian Benny Morris, click on the link on the right side bar Scholars for Peace

The Nazis, of course, industrialized mass murder. But still, the perpetrators had one-on-one contact with the victims. They may have dehumanized them, over months and years of appalling debasement and in their minds, before the actual killing. But, still, they were in eye- and ear-contact, sometimes in tactile contact, with their victims. The Germans, along with their non-German helpers, had to round up the men, women and children from their houses and drag and beat them through the streets and mow them down in nearby woods or push and pack them on cattle cars and transport them to the camps, where 'Work makes Free', separate the able-bodied from the completely useless and lure them into 'shower' halls and pour in the gas and then take out, or oversee the extraction of, the bodies and prepare the 'showers' for the next batch.

The second Holocaust will be quite different. One bright morning, in five or ten years' time, perhaps during a regional crisis, perhaps out of the blue, a day or a year or five years after Iran's acquisition of the Bomb, the mullahs in Qom will covoke in secret session, under a portrait of the steely-eyed Ayatollah Khomeini, and give President Ahmedinejad, by then in his second or third term, the go ahead. The orders will go out and the Shihab III and IV missiles will take off for Tel Aviv, Beersheba, Haifa, and Jerusalem, and probably some military sites, including Israel's half dozen air and (reported) nuclear missile bases. Some of the Shihabs will be nuclear-tipped, perhaps even with multiple warheads. Others will be dupes, packed merely with biological or chemical agents, or old newspapers, to draw off or confuse Israel's anti-missile batteries and Home Guard units.

With a country the size and shape of Israel (an elongated 8,000 square miles), probably four or five hits will suffice: No more Israel. A million or more Israelis, in the greater Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem areas, will die immediately. Millions will be seriously irradiated. Israel has about seven million inhabitants. No Iranian will see or touch an Israeli. It will be quite impersonal.

Christians United for Israel

Click on the link on the right sidebar to join with leaders of the Christian community such as Jerry Falwell, Geroge Morrison, John Hagee, Gary Bauer, and Michael Little. They appeal to Christians worldwide to speak up and stand up for Israel to prevent a second Holocaust.

The Bible commands us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6), to speak out for Zion’s sake (Isaiah 62:1) to be watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (Isaiah 62:6) and to bless the Jewish people (Genesis 12:3). These and so many other verses of the Bible have one overriding message – as Christians we have a Biblical obligation to defend Israel and the Jewish people in their time of need.

Israel’s time of need is now. There is a new Hitler in the Middle East – President Ahmadinejad of Iran -- who has threatened to wipe out Israel and America. And he is rapidly acquiring the nuclear technology with which to make good on his threat. If we learned anything from the Holocaust, it is that when a madman threatens genocide we must take him seriously.During the Holocaust, too many Christians were silent, and we were left to mourn the slaughter of 6 million Jews.

Today, Bible-believing Christians must speak up and stand up for Israel. We must act to do whatever we can to protect Israel’s 6 million Jews from the second Holocaust that has been threatened. We must get it right this time. Our faith demands it. The times demand it. Silence is not an option.

Time is short and the challenge is great. But we must believe that it was for a moment such as this that we were called to faith and given the power to make a difference.